Earlier this year, Marilyn Manson made a special guest appearance on Shooter Jennings’ album Countach (For Giorgio), lending vocals to a cover of David Bowie’s “Cat People.” Today, a creepy animated video was released for the song featuring mysterious animal attacks and a group of wild, renegade women.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Jennings explains how the song came about. “I invited him out to a party at this bar, and I said, ‘Hey, you know ‘Cat People’? You want to do that song on this record, ’cause you’d sound awesome doing it. And he was like, ‘I sing that song every night before I go onstage. That’s my song I warm up to.’ So one night I went over to his house at three in the morning and brought all my recording gear.”
“What’s awesome about Manson is all the people I’ve worked with who are singers always overanalyze their performance and want to recut shit or use a different take. He’s none of that,” says Jennings, who recorded the vocal in Manson’s living room. “His house is cavernous and looks like a bordello and it was his voice echoing through the house. It was pretty intense.”